Quote of the Day

"I would like to see the AFL sever its relationship with the alcohol industry."
-- Australian Greens Sen. Richard Di Natale, calling for alcohol ads to be banned on broadcasts of sporting events. (THE AGE, 3/8)
Friday March 8, 2013 Vol. 1 — No. 190 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Adidas Takes $344M Hit

    Adidas has been forced to write off £265M ($344M) at its Reebok business during a year in which Reebok "uncovered fraud at its Indian unit, endured a strike" in the NHL and saw a 10-year U.S. football contract "come to an end," according to Simon Neville of the London GUARDIAN. The writedown "pushed the German-based business into the red" by €239M ($310M) over the last three months.

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  • Ready For Launch

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  • Playing Politics

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  • Game On Ice

    Despite success, German Hockey League won't play outdoor Winter Game in '14.

  • Golden Sendoff

    Sacking McLeish cost Aston Villa Owner Randy Lerner $9M.

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